[Spice-devel] PATCH: virtio_console: Fix poll blocking even though there is data to read
amit.shah at redhat.com
Wed Sep 15 06:46:24 PDT 2010
On (Wed) Sep 15 2010 [15:37:21], Hans de Goede wrote:
> >>--- linux-2.6.35.x86_64/drivers/char/virtio_console.c~ 2010-08-02 00:11:14.000000000 +0200
> >>+++ linux-2.6.35.x86_64/drivers/char/virtio_console.c 2010-09-15 13:39:29.043505000 +0200
> >>@@ -642,7 +642,7 @@ static unsigned int port_fops_poll(struc
> >> poll_wait(filp,&port->waitqueue, wait);
> >> ret = 0;
> >>- if (port->inbuf)
> >>+ if (!will_read_block(port))
> >Looks correct, but this should be
> > if (port_has_data(port))
> That certainly works for me (as in will still fix the bug I'm hitting), but
> quoting from "man 2 select":
> Three independent sets of file descriptors are watched. Those listed
> in readfds will be watched to see if characters become available for
> reading (more precisely, to see if a read will not block; in particu‐
> lar, a file descriptor is also ready on end-of-file)
> Notice the "a file descriptor is also ready on end-of-file", and
> port_fops_read treats the host not being connected as eof (it returns 0
> in that case). So from an API pov I'm not sure what is correct.
POLLIN There is data to read.
That makes it simple.
Also, we also set POLLHUP in case the host is disconnected, so if host
is not connected while there's data to read, we'll get POLLIN|POLLHUP in
revents, and further reads will be blocked.
I'm willing to go with the poll manpage and use port_has_data().
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